But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Do Not Be Surprised - Apologetic Report
Saturday, 18 November 2017 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageAnd Can It Be

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Saturday, 18 November 2017 00:30

This 'n' That (One Day Late)

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imageFirst of all, thank you for your patience and understanding why this week's post is a bit late. If you're on Twitter, you know the reason. If you're not on Twitter (or missed it), here you go. Now, let's get to the good stuff. I love Hallmark movies, especially at Christmas. Yes, true confession,...

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:34

Acceptable Sins Not Excepted: Anger

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imageYou shall not murder. (Exodus 20:13) Well, that’s easy enough. After all, it’s one thing to be angry, annoyed, or irritated by someone, but it would have to be a really depraved person who would actually murder another human being. You and I, in all of our sinfulness, just wouldn’t dream of doing th...

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Sunday, 12 November 2017 08:30

Equipping Eve: Reformation Women

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imageLuther, Calvin, Zwingli. Without these men and many others, there would not have been a Protestant Reformation. We owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude. But the Reformation was not only impacted by men. What about the women behind those men? What about those women who were wives or sisters of...

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Saturday, 11 November 2017 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageAll Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

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Friday, 10 November 2017 01:30

This 'n' That

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imageWell, I think I've decided what I'm going to be for Halloween next year. Yes, I know it's still early, but I think I might need to get a head start on this costume. I am going to dress up as a cherub. Source No, not the chubby baby Precious Moments kind of cherub. This kind: As for their...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 00:33

Acceptable Sins Not Excepted: Worry

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imageBe anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6) Christians know they are not to worry and that anxiety should not overwhelm or consume them. After all, God is sovereign; that is why we make our requests...

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Saturday, 04 November 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageBe Still My Soul

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Friday, 03 November 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageWell, it's November 3. Reformation Day—particularly the 500th anniversary—is now in the past. You may have noticed that I didn't post anything specifically for Reformation Day on October 31. The reason for that was twofold: 1) in the hustle and bustle of life, the blog had to be placed on the back b...

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 01:30

Acceptable Sins Not Excepted: Envy

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imageWe have all had our moments of being “green with envy.” Whether we desired that fun, new purse our friend carried to church, or the latest smart phone or tablet; whether we grumbled over our coworker receiving a promotion instead of us, or silently griped over our friend who always seems to have mor...

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Sunday, 29 October 2017 04:30

Equipping Eve: Gospel Anathemas

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imageThere is a lot of talk among professing Christians, some of whom are influential figures, about unity with the Roman Catholic Church. In this episode, we’ll explore why the gospel of Roman Catholicism and the biblical gospel cannot be united. Click here to listen to this episode of Equipping E...

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Saturday, 28 October 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageA Mighty Fortress Is Our God

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Friday, 27 October 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageWell, Reformation Day is almost here. Do you have your Martin or Katie Luther costume ready? Or are you going as one of the Swiss Reformers? I mean, surely you are dressing up, aren't you? I'm pretty sure only unsaved people don't dress up as Reformers for Reformation Day. Yes, I'm kidding. No,...

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Saturday, 21 October 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageI Need Thee Every Hour

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Saturday, 21 October 2017 00:44

Pray for Jess

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imageThere is a young woman—a wife, a mother, a daughter—whose time on this earth may be cut short, from our human perspective. She, like far too many, is fighting cancer. It has been a long battle. She grows worse each day. I cannot imagine. Such a schedule would weary the strongest of men, but one ca...

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Friday, 20 October 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageIt's Friday. Again. Is it just me, or are the weeks going by faster lately? In some ways, that's good, because most of us prefer the weekend to weekdays anyway. In other ways, it's not preferable, because we feel as though there is never enough time to get everything done. Work or school (or...

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 07:00

Equipping Eve: Reformation Reversal, Part 2

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imageA recent Pew survey reveals that many professing protestants do not actually know or understand what they believe. 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, but is it possible that there has been a steady reversal of the reformation over the years? In this episode, we’ll c...

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 23:30

Acceptable Sins Not Excepted: Impatience

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imageThe clock’s ticking…we’re waiting! Impatience. It is unbecoming in the tamest of circumstances, but, when allowed to fester as an ongoing pattern of life, it can take a far more dangerous turn. A spirit of impatience in daily life is ultimately a spirit of impatience demonstrated toward God, His t...

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Saturday, 14 October 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageCome Thou Fount of Every Blessing

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Friday, 13 October 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageThere are times when I am just not very good at masking my frustration. Worse, there are times when I take to social media, particularly Twitter, to vent. I did it just this past week as I stood in the Post Office frustrated with and by...the Post Office. Now, to be clear, my mailman is fantastic....

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:30

Acceptable Sins Not Excepted: Gossip

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imageIn his sinfulness, man cannot help but defame others. It is intrinsic in his fallen nature. His pride, self-love, and disregard for God, God's law, and his fellow man all result in a mindset of self-preservation that is often exercised through defamation and slander. Defamation and slander. These...

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Saturday, 07 October 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageImmortal, Invisible

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Friday, 06 October 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageMy life is filled with acronyms. Industry acronyms, company acronyms, department acronyms. For those of you who are drawing a blank as to what an acronym is, here is a definition: An abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word. So, ASAP isn't a word in...

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 22:30

The Lie of 'Acceptable' Sins

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imageTake heed of secret sins. They will undo thee if loved and maintained: one moth may spoil the garment; one leak drown the ship; a penknife stab and kill a man as well as a sword; so one sin may damn the soul; nay, there is more danger of a secret sin causing the miscarrying of the soul than open...

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Sunday, 01 October 2017 04:30

Equipping Eve: Reformation Reversal, Part 1

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imageA recent Pew survey reveals that many professing protestants do not actually know or understand what they believe. 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, but but is it possible that there has been a steady reversal of the reformation over the years? Click here to listen to...

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